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The Tao of Pooh Audiobook

The Tao of Pooh

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Publisher's Summary

Audie Award Winner, Personal Development, 2013

Author Benjamin Hoff shows that the philosophy of Winnie-the-Pooh is amazingly consistent with the principles of Taoism and demonstrates how you can use these principles in your daily life.

Is there such thing as a Western Taoist? Benjamin Hoff says there is, and this Taoist's favorite food is honey. Through brilliant and witty dialogue with the beloved Pooh-bear and his companions, the author of this smash bestseller explains with ease and aplomb that rather than being a distant and mysterious concept, Taoism is as near and practical to us as our morning breakfast bowl. Romp through the enchanting world of Winnie-the-Pooh while soaking up invaluable lessons on simplicity and natural living.

While Eeyore frets and Piglet hesitates and Rabbit calculates and Owl pontificates, Pooh just is. And that's the clue to the secret wisdom of the Taoists.

The Tao of Pooh is an international bestseller and the first Taoist-authored book in history to appear on bestseller lists, it remained on The New York Times’ bestseller list for 49 weeks.

©1982 Benjamin Hoff (P)2012 Tantor

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    Tat2T 04-11-17
    Tat2T 04-11-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Loved this book!!!"

    I loved this book. I think it helps present the Toaist way of life very well. I of course loved also revisiting Pooh and all his friends in Pooh Corner as well. I will never loom at the story of Pooh the same way though. Was very well done. I highly recommend!

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    Omki 04-10-17
    Omki 04-10-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Pooh has the right Idea"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Tao of Pooh to be better than the print version?

    I own both the book and the audio book. They are both wonderful, but I drive a lot and having both gives me the chance to enjoy this book at anytime I want.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    The Narrator really captures the meaning of the story.


    Have you listened to any of Simon Vance’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, I haven't but it is wonderful.


    What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

    That sometimes you just have to be OK with all things in life, the good and bad.


    Any additional comments?

    I got this book from my dad's collection after he died. I was going through a lot at the time. This book helped me through that rough time. It has been a very important source of comfort and guidance for me.

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    Zinjanthropus 03-08-17

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    "Ignorant about science, the author shows his own weakness"

    As a scientist, I see everyday the things that this author says that I am ignorant of. He says that scientists cannot care for animals, that's a weird one. He says that answers to big questions that science has arrived at, for instance, instinctive behaviors and genetic foundations for behavior, are "not saying much." Yes, my intro students would also sometimes think that, though most of them have the insight to "know their limitations," a virtue the author refers to a lot, but never acknowledges that his own ignorance is his own.

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    Amazon Customer 03-06-17 Member Since 2016
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    It's a little outdated, but overall timeless. I will probably listen to it again sometime.

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    I really liked this book, has many insights that are easy to underestimate in the world today.

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    Chris M 02-02-17
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    "If you are curious about the way of the taoist...."

    If you are curious about the way of the taoist....then is exactly what you're looking for.😊

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    Laura Gibbs 12-31-16
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    "Beautiful book beautifully read"
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    This has long been one of my favorite books, so I was delighted to find it available here at Audible, and the reading by Simon Vance is perfect in every way. This is one of those books that can change your life; read it and see!

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    Le Deidre S. Garcia Las Cruces, NM USA 12-30-16
    Le Deidre S. Garcia Las Cruces, NM USA 12-30-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Quite Clever and Creative"

    when i first heard of this book years ago, i thought it sounded so stupid. don't let the title fool you. so it came up again in a conversation with my boyfriend yesterday. this book is full of life lessons that shouldn't be overlooked. it has put a lot of things in perspective for me, personally. the narrator was very expressive. he gave each character their individual voice and personality, which was quite entertaining.
    I am looking forward to the second book in the series.

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    ray.ashleym 11-27-16
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    this book is just happy and simple I would like te of piglet but audible didn't have it yet

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    C. Fernandez 11-26-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Fenomenal"

    I had read this book before and loved it. Wanted to listen to it this time around... I am so happy I did! The narrator was stupendous, making the ideas come alive again for me. Thank you Simon Vance!

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